My Beer Pix

A visual tribute to beer and the people who love it.

Fist City

Quick beer in Chicago. Like order, get, oh, we’re boarding…chug and leave. Belching while speed-walking to gate. Fist City from Chicago’s Revolution Brewing. A tasty 5.5% ABV American pale ale. I liked it, light body, nice balance with clean, crisp finish. I’ll have time for more next time we’re passing thru.

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Yokoweiss

It tastes exactly like it sounds. A sake- weiss beer hybrid… from the minds of Setting Sun Sake and Thunderhawk Alements. Yumm.

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Stone 25th Anniversary Triple IPA

Tastes exactly like it smells. Piney and resinous over a sweet malt base. Long hop finish. All that wrapped up in a 12.5% ABV solution.

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Pure Tasters

L to R – Labyrinth Within, Crimson Lotus and Worlds Away…yum.

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Hops Need Friends

… like malt, water and yeast? Whether trying to convey a message or just running out of beer names, I was happy with it. Piney and resinous hop nose, light body with good hop flavors and crisp dry finish.

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Kindred Beings

Enjoying a beer in National Beer Lovers Day. Kindred Beings is a 7.5% ABV DDH IPA from Florida’s 3 Sons in collaboration with Asheville’s Burial Beer Co. Juicy with grassy hop notes makes for easy drinking. Yum.

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Oktoberfest Prep

Tasting three Oktoberfest Marzen’s this afternoon; Alesmith Aleschmidt Oktoberfest, Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest and Avery, The Kaiser imperial Oktoberfest lager. Alesmith and Sierra clock in at 5.5% ABV, where Avery’s imperial version,, The Kaiser, clocks in at 8% ABV.

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Diamond Lightning

A yummy DDH DIPA from NPBC. Silky-soft mouth-feel with juicy hop flavors and low bitterness.

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Enjoy By 09.06.21

The rare occurrence of me enjoying before the enjoy by date. Yup… that’s her Pogo Stick Whip in the background.

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North Park Beer Co.

When the brewery chooses not to offer tasters it is often not easy to choose just one. Fortunately NPBC does offer half pours..still not easy to commit. Still…being on a bike with 15+ miles to go to get home, I feel fortunate I was with friends which allowed me to share. Clickwise…starting at 12 Tikicito, […]

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Soonday Dream

Whoa…delish DIPA with a nose of tropical fruit great hop flavors with mild bitterness and soft mouth-feel.  8.4% ABV from the fine folks from Oxnard’s Casa Agria Specialty Ales.

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The Pupil

At the new Best Pizza & Brew in Vista, CA. Pretty good tap selection (even with all the breweries in town). Enjoying a nice, crisp Pupil from Societe. It’s been a few years. I got forgot how good these IPAs are. #bestpizzaandbrew

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Mosaic Double IPA

It’s OK, but far from my fav in the Mosaic hopped IPA/ double IPA variety.

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Soul of the Party mini IPA

Tasty 4.1% ABV guest beer at Blame the Sun Brewing. Light body with pleasent hop flavors and finish. From Blame the Sun had the A is for Athen farmhouse saison, Saint Peters plum porter and Beach Bum.. but forgot to take pics…oh well. Looking forward to a some guest itms from the fridge too. I […]

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Kykao Fruity NEIPA

Greek craft IPA in a NE style.  Fruity but not overly sweet with somewhat dry finish. A bit low carbonation. Nice thirst quencher on this 100+ deg F. day. Went down like 92% water.

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Mango Dragon Imperial Smoothie

An 8% ABV fruited smoothie could be my new morning breakfast beverage. Sweet, tart and a bit of viscosity. Collaboration between Untitled Art and Xul Beer Co.

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Lost to Light

Not sure I would have classified as an IPA. Smell sweet with underlying funk. Taste is sweet with tart finish and no noticeable bitterness. 7.7% ABV from Temecula’s 8bit Brewing.

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Hey…Kool-Aid!…

…I mean Kool Kid Hops. A yummy double IPA with notes of citrus and peach in the piney and resinous nose which carries through nicely on the flavor. Bitterness lingers on finish but not too dry. All wrapped in an 8.6% ABV solution.

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Art is Hard

You can say that again… try riding a bike along the boardwalk, dodging folks and dogs, whilest enjoying a beverage and taking a photo…all for the sake of art.

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Old beer & homework…

Not really old, but past the date imprinted on the bottle. Kinda forgot this was in the fridge. Happy with it even though old and snuck it past the beer police.

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Melvin IPA

Stopped for a beverage and a sandwich and was surprised how delightful the Melvin IPA was. Much better than the Melvin the mean kids give you on the playground.

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Heady Topper

100% on…and 2 remaining at the time. From the can, by the bay, on a bike.

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I Dream of Citra

Whoa…big tangerine and citrus nose which follows through nicely on the flavor. A pleasant surprise that the finish is more juicy than expected. A nice collaboration between Liquid Gravity and Artifex.

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Triple Cone

Yup… it’s a big’n. Piney, resinous, boozy, with lingering hop bitterness…everything a growing boy, or girl, needs.

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Outdoor Escape IPA

A delish, crystal clear IPA made in the west-coast style and clocking in at 7.2% ABV. There is something funny about having Outdoor Escape in a can, or packaging something called Outdoor Escape in general. And something is wrong with being indoors while enjoying an Outdoor Escape. Maybe not as wrong as a pint of […]

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Alien Church

A delish NE IPA from Tired Hands. Quite happy to find it in our local beer store.

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Lupus Salictarius

A delish 10.5% triple IPA collaboration from the minds of Equilibrium Brewing and Mortalis Brewing. Tropical fruits on the nose, which follow through nicely with notes of pineapple, soft mouth-feel and mild bitterness.

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It was all a Dreamsicle

She made an awful face before I even tasted and offered it to me. Gee…thanks. At first sip I was not pleased with what was going on in my mouth. But, now at room temp, it’s growing on me. I would like to think that we didn’t like were due to being an older can…canning […]

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Hazers Gonna Haze…

…haze, haze. Makes me think of Screaming Females awesome version of Shake It Off.

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X-Raying Flowers

Look what was found in the back of the beer drawer. Held up well from a canning date of 19 Aug 2020.

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Foggy with a chance of Beach Balls

Darn near had the thing drunk before fixing to take a pic. Couldn’t have said it better myself. Wonderful citrusy hop nose that follows through nicely on the taste. Very low bitterness with nice mouth-feel and clean finish

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Squidditch

Love the artwork and the play on the Harry Potter game. Euene and Hubert on broomsticks, neck and neck after the snitch. But…to me they look more like octopuses…but OctopusesDitch doesn’t really have the same ring to it. Tasty beer too.

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Hoppy Hiker

Piney and resinous nose right into tasty upfront hop flavors, with only moderate hop bitterness on the finish.

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7th Anniversary

And the winner for the “Miami Vice Theme” of 7th Anniversary beer cans goes to…Alvarado Street Brewing. Darn good beverage too.

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Star Cloud

Does make the homework go a bit better.

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Domestic-cated

Feeling right at home with this fine specimen of a DDH pale ale from the minds of Fall and Burgeon.

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Pure Project Tasters

Not a bad one in the bunch. Her fav…Lost Monarch (found in plain sight…duh) an 11+% ABV pastry stout thing made with coffee and hazelnuts. My fav Lief batch 3, their version of a traditional geuze.

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Revengeful Barbarian

Self admitted vengefuller double ipa in the 8.5% ABV variety. Pic proves the murkyness. Flavor was juicy with soft hop bitterness…and “poof”…it was gone.

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Enjoy-By 4-20 on 4-25

We buy more beer in a week than is safe to consume in a week. So I’m not too surprised to find this in the fridge 5 days past the enjoy-by date. Piney and resinous with pronounced bitterness and lingering dry finish. Hazy in an unfiltered way not in the NE style way. All that […]

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Unfathomed Depths…

…squeezed between my Strangest of Places and her Private Island, and everyone is happy.

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There is something Foreign in my mouth.

It’s a tasty collaboration DDH pale ale from Burgeon and Fall Brewing…go figure. I’ll need something other than a toothpick to get that out from between my teeth.

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Burgeon Sun Vista

Just like my favorite no-pulp morning breakfast beverage, I feel I’m getting 100% of the recommended daily vitamin C.

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Lost Forest

Not much nose on this one. Soft mouth-feel, nice hop flavors with mild bitterness. All wrapped up in a 6.7% ABV solution.

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Cloud Stream

Worked a pinch. Hazy with nice hop profile. Soft mouth-feel, floral, fruity and piney nose with tasty mild bitterness that lingers slightly after.

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Duck Foot Tasters

L to R Invasion from Strata!, Kumquat Kween, Secret Spot and Aviator Glasses.

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Elevated Perspective

Fruity nose, soft mouth-feel and tasty hop flavors, lingering bitterness on the finish. All that and 8% ABV too. From the fine folks at Wisconsin’s Humble Forager Brewing.

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DDH Commotion

Really enjoying this beer. Nice citrusy/piney nose that follows through with the flavors. Pleasent, but mild, bitterness and only 5.5% ABV makes it easy to sip all day.

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Edens Dream

Quite happy with this 5.5% ABV pale ale from SLO’s There Does Not Exist. Extremely crushable. An enticing nose of hops with grassy notes, balanced flavor with subtle sweetness, soft mouth-feel and juicy finish. And poof… it’s gone.

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Exodus on the Patio

Whilst waiting on our doner fries on the patio. Open for dine in as of Friday. Yay! Mmm…even better 28.5 miles into the bike ride.

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Terrible

A delish 10.5% ABV Belgian Quad. Yum

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Thundera

I read Thundera and don’t think amazon warrior woman comic book character….I think the beginning of AC/DC Thunderstruck Things assumed from the pic. Hazy India Pale Ale, from a can and made by Modern Times. If you assumed I also drank it, you are correct. Nice hop nose and soft mouth-feel, juicy up front, mild […]

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Agreeable Folk

Trying out a new beer glass. Didn’t quite hold 16oz, but a nice gift nonetheless. Oh.. the beer was good to, a crisp west coast IPA, which I attribute more to the brewery than the glass.

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…movement of jah people

When I listen I still hear “moving hoards of people”, which, in my opinion, is much less inspiring.   Looking forward to a patio pint at our beloved Amplified Ale Works. Cheers.

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Juicy IPA Version 9

From Untitled Art. Though bitterness is a bit more pronounced on the finish I think it’s a nice version of a juicy IPA. Clocking in at 7% ABV doesn’t hurt either….. unless you are still working through dry January.

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Head Full of Dynomite

Nice juicy IPA from Seattle’s Fremont Brewing. Sniff, sniff…fruit and citrus on the nose…sip,sip…which follows through nicely in taste. Sip, sip…soft mouth-feel and…sip, sip.. mild bitterness. Whoa… it’s gone!

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Happy National Beer Can Appreciation Day

Recognizing the great day in 1935 when beer was first sold in cans. Quite happy with Three Weavers, The Messenger. A bright citrus forward 7.2% ABV IPA with great hop flavors.

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Ondineke Tripel

An 8.5% ABV tripel from De Glazen Toren. Good. More dry and less sweet than others.

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Figures

A 7.1% ABV vanilla oatmeal stout from Institution Ale Co. Smells sweeter than it tasted. Nice mouth feel and roasted malt flavors. I would have guessed a lower ABV based on taste. Merry ho ho.

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Scolari’s West Coast Double IPA

Not sure how long this has been in the beer drawer. I’m sure the hops have mellowed a bit, but still quite nice. Nose was a mix floral and pine, which followed through on taste. Nice hop bitterness that lingered just long enough to encourage another sip. Would not have guessed 8.5% ABV.

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Devour Me

Super fruity juicy nose the follows through nicely with the flavors. Soft mouth-feel and mild hop bitterness. Quite happy with it.

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Dream in Green

A delish DDH IPA made in the NE style from Other Half Brewing. I had no idea that an Oat Cream IPA even existed in this world. Pungent, juicy hop nose, creamy mouth-feel with nice hop flavors and no bitterness. Would have preferred pouring into a glass, but was not really an option at the […]

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Exodus

Amplified Ale Works delish 8% double IPA.

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Stratacaster

…at home. Quite nice 7.5% ABV hazy IPA. Kegs gone and down to cans… but cans travel well. This is one of two I stuffed into my bike jersey before heading home. Get them while you can.

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Catch you on the flip side IPA

A decent 6.5% ABV collaboration beer offering from the fine folks at Karl Strauss and Societe Brewing Company, made in the west-coast style.

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Grace & Grit DIPA

Quite good.  Resinous hop nose that follows through with flavor.  Nice balance with pleasant bitterness…not overwhelming and doesn’t linger too long, but enough to want another sip.  The 8% doesn’t hurt. Though per the back, my orange juice glass is not considered proper glassware. Maybe it’s better in proper glassware.

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Ghost in the Machine

Parish Brewing Co.s 8.5% IPA is the best locally brewed beer I’ve had so far on this visit. A nose of resinous hops over a biscuit malt base. A green, citrusy hop bitterness with clean finish. No way I would have guessed 8.5% ABV. The light body is deceiving.

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Shiner Oktoberfest

Quite happy with the 5.7% ABV marzen-style beer from a Shiner, TX. Malty but not too sweet, clean finish.

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Elevator

A 5.5% ABV dry-hopped saison with peaches from Whiner Beer Co. Quite nice. Light-bodied, Belgian yeast-like esters with citrus notes and a dry finish.

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Flying Tiger Jucee

A juicy pale ale from Shreveport’s Flying Tiger Brewing. I liked it, but didn’t find it very juicy. Nose was of grassy hops, medium bodied with mild bitterness and somewhat dry finish. 6% ABV was a nice aspect as well.

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Fast Food

From Chicago’s Whiner Beer Co., this 5.5% ABV “foggy IPA” has some off notes.  Nose of bandaid adhesive which cares through to the astringent flavor.  Sorry, but had to dump…yuck.

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Screaming Dawn

I enjoyed it. Nice citrus hop notes, with mild bitterness reminiscent of grapefruit peel. 6.4% ABV. Imported into Louisiana from Wisconsin’s Wild Mind Artisan Ales.

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Pure Tropics

Nice tropical fruit notes on the nose with a juicy flavor, but not sweet, with a clean finish and virtuallyno bitterness. 2019 GABF gold metal winner under the emerging IPA category.

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Particle Physics Pale Ale

Exactly what I wanted. A nose of citrus and tropical fruit, juicy with grassy hop notes, mildly bitter finish that lingers a bit. All that and only 5.5% ABV. From NYs, Equilibrium Brewery.

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Zelator Tropical Lollipop

Always happy to find Omnipollo beers locally. This collaboration is no exception. Nose has wonderful notes of citrus, pineapple and mango. Full bodied juicy flavors with soft mouth-feel. Not overly sweet, nicely balanced, with mild bitterness on the finish. Would not have guessed it was 10% ABV.

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Mosaic Robot Fighter

The nose is a rush of sweet juicy citrus. Super soft mouth-feel with notes of tropical fruit. Nice balance where it doesn’t taste sweet but also very low bitterness. 6.7% ABV. Well done.

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Fremont Sky Kraken

Doing my part for National Drink A Beer Day. Enjoying a juicy pale ale made in the hazy-style. 5.5% ABV.

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Yay…Dolphin Sparkles!

Who doesn’t love dolphin sparkles?  Yay!  It falls somewhere between a NE hazy IPA and west coast IPA.  Smooth and juicy but with with a bit more bitterness on the finish.

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Super Cluster IPA

A big citra hopped IPA from Lagunitas. Runs about 8% ABV and tastes like a big beer with orange juice in it.

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Fremont Sky Kraken

Quite happy with this 5.5% ABV hazy pale ale. Grassy-citrusy hop notes with mild bitterness.

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Shamanic Whip

Grabbed on a whim and pleasently surprised by Wayfinder’s Shamanic Whip. A nose of tangerine and subtle pineapple. Medium body, nice balance with mildly bitter finish. 6% ABV. …???…Shamanic Whip III: Quest for the elusive whip? Hmm.. looks like I failed to use the proper drinking vessel.

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Green Cheek Sleepin In

Quite happy with this one after… what else…sleeping in. Great hop flavors with mild bitterness. Snagged this at BLAH.

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Brainwave

Quite happy with my Brainwave. Delish citrus/pine hop flavors, medium body, with pronounced, but not overwhelming, bitterness but oddly doesn’t linger too much. Yum

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